Dinner Talk: Challenging misconceptions about the African continent (Anastasia Shown)
Challenging misconceptions about the African continent: Why do we need to know more about Africa? How can we demystify stereotypes and promote a better understanding?
Anastasia Shown is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and a global education consultant. For the last decade, Anastasia has been designing and implementing community and school-based outreach programs to educate the public about Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She has expanded the network of Penn’s Africa, Middle East, South Asia and East Asia Centers from a handful of local public partners to 100+ K-12 schools, colleges, nonprofits, professional associations and government agencies in Philadelphia, the nation, and abroad.